Worrying less and making more

My goal for this week was to make as much as I could in time for the SF Zine Fest. By the end of the week I managed to get 4 books put together, which was awesome. I also managed to put together a simple new music video for my song “Overblown“.

I can often be caught lecturing my creative friends about the dangers of perfecting things. I’m a big fan of just getting things out there and had been planning all year on rolling out a series of really simple music videos for tracks off of Destroy All Presets…. but if I’m being totally honest, I really had reservations about posting this video for Overblown. The idea was that I’d spend most of the day biking around and capturing shots using the Hyperlapse app for iPhone. Afterwards, I glitched some of the footage with the Databender app and then edited the video on my iPhone. Afterwards, I had a new video that I wasn’t super happy with. I kept imagining the “just get it done” lecture I’d be giving myself, so I just shut up and posted it that night.

I’m happy to have a new video, even one that’s not that awesome, but I have to admit that I’m really bummed to see a video like get so many more eyeballs than a video I’m really proud of. Way many. Within a few days it’s seen 4,000 views, while my Rumspringa video has yet to break 2,000 in over a month. I’m not saying I’ve learned anything here, I’m just venting about how unpredictable these things are. As I type this, I realize how silly I’m being… I should just be happy to have any new folks listening to my music… but I really love that Rumspringa video. I guess you could say this new video is a bit overblown.